Edinburgh Larder Café

Edinburgh Larder Café
Edinburgh Larder Café
15 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB
  • Telephone 0131 556 6922
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat–Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended opening hours
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–4pm; Sat/Sun 9am–4pm.
  • Average price £8 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.edinburghlarder.co.uk
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Just off the Royal Mile, this friendly and bright daytime café proudly showcases Scotland’s seasonal and local produce.

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Just steps from the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile, the Edinburgh Larder Café has been quietly nurturing locals and tourists in the know for almost ten years now. A refurb at the start of the year has freshened things up somewhat but thankfully its comfy-café vibe has remained intact. Sourcing is important here and the menu is sprinkled with references to suppliers like Au Gourmand, Peelham Farm, Ramsay of Carluke and the like. A serious breakfast menu starts the morning off but if your schedule goes awry fear not: poached eggs on toast with bacon, salmon or spinach and kale stay on all day. At lunch there’s a popular soup and half-sandwich deal alongside daily specials like a taste-packed frittata, served with salads of the day. There’s no doubt about the respect and quality behind this warm and welcoming haven; none of that comes cheap though, with some sandwiches topping out at around a tenner. But perhaps the Larder isn’t aiming at the quick-refuel lunch crowd, instead focusing on customers who want to take their time and savour every mouthful.

  • High point: Exceptionally tasty frittata
  • Low point: Service can be stretched at busy times
  • Notable dish: Chocolate brownie
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)

'The best of Scottish produce prepared for you in the heart of Edinburgh'

The Edinburgh Larder is a deli and licensed cafe on Blackfriars Street - just off the Royal Mile. Specialising in a wide range of Scottish produce, the Larder team have scoured the country for the best ingredients possible. The lunch menu consists of a number of homemade treats and is supported by a sandwich menu with a difference. There is always a seasonal quiche, tart or frittata on offer as well as homemade chicken liver or smoked salmon pate. The veg plate includes homemade hummus and sundried tomato tapenade as well as house roasted peppers. There are also deli plates so you can sample the delicious Scottish smoked meats, salami and lovely cheeses in the deli counter. A tantalising range of cakes are on offer too for those with a sweet tooth as well as scones served with Scottish clotted cream and jam from Galloway in Dumfries.

In the drinks department, Scottish beers are offered from two breweries local to Edinburgh (Stewarts and Tryst) which are sure to cater to all beer lovers tastes. Coffee is from Artisan Roast and tea from Eteaket. There is also Cuddybridge apple juice from Peebles as well as freshly blended smoothies. Homemade chutney and jam line the shelves along with a small selection of deli products to take away.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 32
  • Largest group: 32
  • Open since: 2009

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